||06-25-2004 03:43 PM
Debian 3 root login problems
Hereís a problem that numerous people installing Debian 3 must surely puzzle over. I am installing Debian Woody 3.0 R2 on a home computer not connected to any network. During the install, I am asked for a root password but not a root username, and I am also asked for a normal username and password so I can log on as a normal user (as opposed to a root user). Once Debian is installed, at the login prompt I am asked for both a username and a password. Fine for logging on as a normal user but how do I log on as a root user when I donít have a root username? Or is this not the way to log in as a root user? I need to solve this problem because there are many things I need to do as root user eg load more packages and change settings. I have read in other threads that on another linux distribution one can use either root or su as the username - does this work for Debian 3? Any suggestions?